WOW! I feel like it's not often that I'm genuinely shocked by a book the way I was by Sazan & Comet Girl. I read a lot of manga and comic books. Just an absolute ton of both. But I'd never heard of this before. Nor had I heard of the creator Yuriko Akase. I saw this on the "New Arrivals" shelf at the library and picked it up because it looked cool and went in with no other previous knowledge.
Comics Review – Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death by Shaun Simon, Gerard Way, and I.N.J. Culbard
You Look Like Death worked really well for me. It's an Umbrella Academy spin-off that focuses solely on Klaus and his life away from the rest of the family.
Bite-Size Comics Review: Once & Future, Vol. 2: Old English by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Tamra Bonvillain
I am liking Once & Future so much that I had to look back through all of the Kieron Gillen comics I've read to see if there's anything I've had more fun reading.
Comics Review: Wonder Woman, Earth One: Volume 3 by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbairn
Is it perfect? No. Is it heavy handed? Maybe at times. Is it effective? Yes. Is it a good Wonder Woman comic? Yes. Is it beautiful? Again, yes.
Comics Review – Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Well I loved this. I'd been putting off reading this for no real good reason. It's been at the library available for most of the past year and I've really liked Yang's previous original graphic novels. Based on the name and cover I was vaguely aware Dragon Hoops had something to do with basketball. I love basketball…it's one of the few things I love as much as reading.
Comics Review – Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
★★★★★ Stepping Stones is a middle-grade graphic novel from national-treasure Lucy Knisley. Those who have read Knisley's previous work will recognize that this is semi-autobiographical from the jump. The book follows a girl named Jen as her mother and her mother's boyfriend move to a farm in the country. Jen is a city girl and... Continue Reading →
Bite-Size Comics Review: Crema by Johnnie Christmas, Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier
Crema is a Comixology Original OGN written by Johnnie Christmas, art by Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier lettering. I picked it up having heard an interview with Christmas about the book last year and that it was available for no cost as part of Comixology Unlimited didn't hurt.
Bite-Size Comics Review: Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
I'm not really a "DC should never touch the Watchmen" person but I do think they should endeavor to make good comics when they use them. Doomsday Clock is not that. My perception might be a bit altered by having read this in single issues as they were released on DC Universe. The series is long and it had a very lengthy release schedule.
Comics Review – Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 2 by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 2 is the follow up to the first volume that came out in 2018. While the Earth One line from DC has been mostly up and down, I thought that Hardman and Bechko's take on Green Lantern as more of a hard sci-fi story was really entertaining. The same team is back for volume 2, with Bechko and Hardman co-writing and Hardman illustrating (with Jordan Boyd providing colors). I was excited to sit back down with the world that the first volume created.
Comics Review – The Dollhouse Family by M.R. Carey, Peter Gross, and Vince Locke
The Dollhouse Family is one of the initial entries in the new Hill House Comics line of horror comics from DC. The line comes from the head of accomplished horror author Joe Hill, who comics fans will know from co-creating the fantastic series Locke & Key. The Dollhouse Family comes from writer M.R. Carey (Mike Carey), artists Peter Gross and Vince Locke, and colorist Chris Peter. All members of the team are veterans of Vertigo's Sandman universe, with Carey notably writing the Lucifer spin-off. They've also teamed up previously with The Unwritten, also from Vertigo. This group seems like a pretty natural fit to help launch a new horror line at DC. The collected volume is slated for release in early Fall. I received an advanced copy from NetGalley.